RK Dewan & Co


Podar Chambers, S A Brelvi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
1147B, Mohan Villa, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411016
1271 & 1272, 12th Floor, Aggarwal Cyber Plaza - II, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, New Delhi 110 034

+91 982 305 7535; +91 982 307 4514; +91 22 6177 5300; +91 20 6687 1200; +91 11 4501 8876; +91 44 2535 4222

+91 20 6687 1221

Key contacts:

Partner: Dr Mohan Dewan
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Partner: Dr Niti Dewan
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Quick facts:

Established: 1942
Number of IP Practitioners: 115 (have not included administrative staff)
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu

R K Dewan & Co has completed over 79 years of committed and excellent service in the field of Intellectual Property

R K Dewan & Co is an Indian powerhouse that provides the full spectrum of contentious & non-contentious Intellectual Property legal services. Headquartered in Mumbai, with additional offices in New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Indore, RKD is well poised to serve its 5000+ Indian and foreign clients (ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies) in securing, enforcing and commercializing their IP rights in India and also in 125+ countries worldwide through its close-knit & reliable associate network. Our liaison offices in Dalian, China and Dallas, Texas ensure our availability in different time zones to suit our associates and clients.

The RKD team is led by Dr Mohan Dewan, a visionary with extraordinary passion for IP and over 50 years of experience. Dr Niti Dewan is the dynamic Head of Patents and Disha Dewan represents the 3rd generation in this family firm. Dr Mohan Dewan and Dr Niti Dewan are highly renowned and respected in IP circles in India and internationally.

RKD has a top-notch team of 175+ highly trained and dedicated lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and administrative staff equipped to deliver promptly & efficiently. The RKD team also includes a number of senior ex-Patent Controllers and Trademark Examiners that bring with them a wealth of know-how about the working of the Indian IP offices.

RKD is quite unique as we have a large number of domestic clients including top Indian Multinational companies and Public Sector Enterprises who have thoroughly vetted us and continue to entrust us with their matters; some having been with us for decades. We believe this to be the best testament to the superlative quality of our work. Serving such a large domestic clientele also means that we are well-versed with the nuances of Indian IP law and practice. We have a seamless infrastructural set-up and are also ISO 9001:2015 certified in our quest to ensure quality control.

RKD is actively involved in advising clients in all verticals of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, design, geographical indications, plant varieties & traditional knowledge. RKD assists clients with all aspects of IP from filling, prosecution, hearings & appeals, oppositions, rectification or cancellations, commercialization, brand valuation, pan-India litigation at all tiers of the judiciary, settlements, arbitration, customs recordal, renewals to multi-jurisdictional portfolio management. Regarding pan-India litigation, RKD consistently formulates and executes winning India-centric strategies for infringement and anti-counterfeiting actions. RKD is equipped to litigate at the IP Registries, tribunals, and at all tiers of the Indian judiciary.

Practice Areas:

  • Intellectual property (prosecution)
  • IP transactions
  • Life sciences IP
  • Patent
  • Patent contentious
  • Patent prosecution
  • Trade mark
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trade mark prosecution
  • Intellectual property (contentious)
  • Designs
  • Copyright & related rights